Taylor Swift Has Never Worn Anything Like This on a Red Carpet

Taylor Swift just stepped onto the AMAs red carpet wearing a fresh-off-the-runway look by Balmain, and it's shockingly different for her. Swift has been experimenting with her look in recent years (especially when it comes to her tour outfits), but she usually plays it somewhat safe with her red carpet looks. Sure, they've evolved over the years, but sleek, sophisticated gowns are usually her go-to. Not anymore, apparently. 

Swift chose an edgy, futuristic look for her return to the red carpet (her appearances are few and far between these days), complete with a mirrored minidress that's Balmain through and through, and over-the-knee boots to match. It's a far cry from her last appearance on the AMAs red carpet, in which she wore a green strapless gown that was chic yet safe. Sure, she' worn embellished dresses and mini hemlines before (both at previous AMAs and The Met Gala, for example), but this might be her most directional red carpet look to date.

See Taylor Swift's new look below, and how it compares to her previous AMAs looks.

2018:

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On Taylor Swift: Balmain S/S 19 dress and boots

2014:

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On Taylor Swift: Michael Kors dress

2012:

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On Taylor Swift: Zuhair Murad dress; Jimmy Choo shoes

2011:

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On Taylor Swift: Reem Acra dress

2010:

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On Taylor Swift: Jimmy Choo shoes

2008:

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On Taylor Swift: Collette Dinnigan dress; Christian Louboutin shoes

2007:

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